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1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4

Chassis number : 16835

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Sold for $880,000 at 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions.
Voted the top sports car of the 1970s by Sports Car International magazine and number two out of a list of 'Greatest Ferraris of all time' by Motor Trend Classic, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 is certainly a very well known car, but with a name whose origins is greatly in doubt.

Introduced in 1968 in Paris, two years after its predecessor was introduced, the new 365 GTB/4 was a replacement for the company's gorgeously elegant 275 GTB/4 Berlinetta. The new 365 GTB/4 shared much in common with its predecessor, including the chassis, suspension and wheelbase. Even its layout was very much similar. However, one important and obvious departure was in the car's styling. Though designed by Pininfarina, the 365 GTB/4 resembled the sharp-edged styling incorporated by Lamborghini, especially in its Miura, more than traditional Pininfarina designs. Gone was the traditional shapely open-mouth design as used on the 275. The 365 featured a sharper-tipped nose and small, egg crate style grill. More of a design feature than truly functional, the small bumpers were rubber-tipped. These small bumpers were matched at the back of the car right below four, round taillights that would become a regular design feature on future Ferrari chassis. All-in-all, while still representing Ferrari well, the 365 GTB/4 offered a new look to Ferrari.

Very quickly, the car became a popular model with people and would even become known under a different name, the Daytona. Though not officially called this by Ferrari at the time of its introduction, the car would very quickly become known, by many people, by no other name.

Being a Ferrari, performance was a part of its styling. The refined Tipo 251 V-12 engine, that had also powered the 275, was capable of producing 347 bhp and could power the car up to a top-speed of 174 mph. The car only took 5.4 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. To help enable this kind of performance, weight-savings became an important focus. Aluminum was used for the doors, hood and trunk lid and saved a good deal of weight.

While the last front-engine Berlinetta Pininfarina would design, the five-speed manual transmission was mounted in the rear for optimal weight distribution. Initially, the 365 was introduced with fixed headlights, set back behind a transparent cover. This design feature was changed because of new safety regulations in the United States, which was Ferrari's largest importer. Because of the safety regulations banning all headlights behind covers, retractable pop-up twin headlights were incorporated into the design in 1971.

In addition to the Berlinetta, Ferrari made a small number of Spyders. Throughout the Daytona's production history, only 122 Spyders were produced. This, therefore, has made the 365 GTB/4 Spyder one of the most sought-after Ferraris.

Though virtually the same, the Daytona Spyder went through a few important structural upgrades. Not surprisingly, the body, chassis and windshield frame were all strengthened for the convertible version.

Because only a relatively few number of Daytona's were produced as Spyders, many Berlinettas have undergone conversions into convertible models. These modifications have been done to varying levels of quality, and therefore, have continued to make the original Scaglietti Spyders the most coveted amongst collectors.

The Daytona Spyder offered at the 2011 RM Auction sale in Arizona is one of those Scaglietti orignals and is a model from Ferrari's last year of production of the Daytona Spyder. In fact, it was the 89th built, out of the 122. It features left-hand driver positioning and Rosso Chiaro red finish. Its original equipment included air-conditioning, a radio and an odometer calibrated to miles.

The car was first purchased in October of 1973 by Mr. James R. Levitt. After Mr. Levitt, the car was owned by a number of rather famous people including legendary motorcycle stuntman Robert Craig 'Evel' Knieval and famed disc jockey Frankie Crocker. Then, in the mid-1990s, the car was purchased by Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, and car collector, Reggie Jackson.

Under Mr. Jackson's ownership a set of triple-eared Euro-styled knock-off wheels were installed, replacing the less than favorable US-styled knock-offs. The dash pad was replaced soon after purchase. Then, in 2000, the entire interior was newly re-fitted in factory-original black. The car was then overhauled and detailed in 2007-2008. Great care was taken to retain the factory applied yellow paint markings. The car was maintained and ready to provide a true 365 Daytona Spyder experience.

Whether called merely by its model number, or, by the name that has become synonymous with it, the Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder is truly a remarkable and rare find. No matter what one decides to call the car, the incredible engine sound and performance, matched equally by the car's beautiful styling, makes the 365 Daytona Spyder a special car indeed. For it is a rare car in number, in styling and performance.

Sources:
Wikipedia contributors, 'Ferrari Daytona', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 20 November 2010, 13:25 UTC, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ferrari_Daytona&oldid=397859399 accessed 5 January 2011

Wikipedia contributors, 'Ferrari 275', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 July 2010, 02:16 UTC, http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ferrari_275&oldid=371306444 accessed 5 January 2011

'Buy: Featured Lots (Lot 259: 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder)', (http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=AZ11&CarID=r102). RM Auctions Arizona. http://www.rmauctions.com/FeatureCars.cfm?SaleCode=AZ11&CarID=r102. Retrieved 5 January 2011.

By Jeremy McMullen

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2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $800,000-USD $1,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $880,000

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Ferrari 365 GTB/4

(Data based on Model Year 1973 sales)
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta Competizione Conversion
Chassis#: 16935
Sold for USD$590,891
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monaco Grimaldi Forum
 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Chassis#: 16699
Sold for USD$797,000
  2021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction
 
1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 DAYTONA
Chassis#: 16519
Sold for USD$528,000
  2021 Gooding & Co : May : Geared Online
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  
1973 Ferrari GTB/4 Daytona Spider Conversion
Sold for USD$467,500
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 16109
Sold for USD$500,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Chassis#: 16537
Sold for USD$715,000
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 17607
Sold for USD$577,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 16961
Sold for USD$775,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 16447
Sold for USD$566,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Chassis#: 16701
Sold for USD$825,000
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  
1973 Ferrari 365GTC/4
Chassis#: F101 AC100 16287
Sold for USD$227,641
  2017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 'Daytona' Berlinetta Coachwork by Pininfarina
Chassis#: 16725
Sold for USD$801,298
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 16951
Sold for USD$847,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption
 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 16927
Sold for USD$792,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Sold for USD$715,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 16393
Sold for USD$792,064
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Villa Erba
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona
Chassis#: 16447
Sold for USD$698,500
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 image  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 16793
Sold for USD$3,300,000
  2015 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4
Chassis#: 16943
Sold for USD$1,155,000
  2014 Rick Cole Auctions : Monterey
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1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti
Chassis#: 16571
Sold for USD$962,500
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
 

Ferrari 365 GTB/4s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti165252022 RM Sothebys : Paris   
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona165012019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $750,000$850,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction$575,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti169652019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona $650,000$750,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$575,000$600,000$700,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder Conversion167612018 Silverstone Auctions : NEC Classic Motor Show   
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2018 Mecum : 2018 Chicago$600,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Coachwork by Scaglietti - Design by Pininfarina165192018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $600,000$800,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider Conversion157332018 Mecum : Monterey$600,000$700,000$750,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona161092018 Mecum : Monterey$625,000$625,000$675,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis $800,000$900,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona164472018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az. $600,000$700,000
1973 FERRARI 365 GTB/4 Daytona164932018 Bonhams : Scottsdale $850,000$950,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$600,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$675,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta169272017 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale $700,000$800,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2017 Mecum : Indianapolis$725,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2017 Mecum : Houston$625,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$650,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2016 Mecum : Dallas$700,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona161092016 Mecum : Monterey$650,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta167772016 Rick Cole : Monterey $750,000$850,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Berlinetta by Scaglietti168112016 RM Sotheby's : Motor City $625,000$675,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$800,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$660,000  
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider by Scaglietti170132015 RM Sotheby's London Auction $2,000,000$2,400,000
1973 FERRARI 365GTB/4 DAYTONA BERLINETTA163932015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction $700,000$800,000
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona165812014 Silverstone : Salon Prive   
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta Coupe168892011 BarrettJackson Orange County   
1973 FERRARI 365 GTC/4 2+2 2011 Auctions America Fort Lauderdale$79,000  

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1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Profiles

1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16819
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 17005
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 17045
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16251
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16953
Engine #: B2380
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 17083
Engine #: B2806
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16835
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16539
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16355
Engine #: 16355
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16393
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
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Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16993
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16339
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16109
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16519
Engine #: B2280
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16701
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16961
Engine #: B 2694
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16447
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Scaglietti
Designer: Pininfarina
Chassis #: 16501
Engine #: B2402